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Rivers Itchen/meon/avon

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Bsa177, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Bsa177

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    Hi, does anybody fish these rivers here? Looking for some advice on secluded places to fish for pike/trout in Hampshire
     
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    Check out Salisbury and District Club who used to have stretches on the Avon at Amesbury (Countess fishery iirc) and the Wylie at Stapleford. Both good trout and grayling fisheries in their day, but haven't fished there for 10 years. Itchen upper reaches very expensive, but you can fish a stretch at Avington fishery ... the lower reaches near Southampton/Hedge End looked good, but don't know who runs them. Big lake trout at Dever Springs at Barton Stacey and nice little section of the Dever too.
     
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    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    Such a lovely river I couldn't bear to see it mis-spelled! Sorry. :facepalm:
     
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    LOL .... not at all and should have noticed as spent enough time there and in The Pelican, but maybe that's the problem :D
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I presumed so :p
     
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    :finger:
     
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    Anyone local to give me a tour can join me on my rabbit permission
     
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    6F37657F-DA08-448B-96C3-255D7EB2DAC7.png The Itchen can be fished in a couple of places with out day tickets or club memberships. This stretch from Woodmill upto just beyond the white swan is one. I believe it’s only coarse fishing that’s allowed though.
    Not very secluded though.
     
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    Think you're right ... the waters above the Swan run into the Lower Itchen fishery at Gaters Mill (http://www.itchen-fishing.co.uk/GeneralInformation.asp) that offer fly for trout/salmon/sea trout and some limited winter coarse fishing, but they are expensive : day rods are available, but must be pre-booked and currently £193 per rod for a 4 fish limit on trout - see http://www.itchen-fishing.co.uk/Prices.asp

    A faint bell is ringing that you could fish at the Itchen Valley Country Park, but can't seem to find anything about it.
     
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    Thanks all, happy to pay good money for the right access. Have contacted a few of the local clubs too. Will only have a few days in the year to fish so want to make the most of it
     
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    There’s also a stretch from Shawford upstream for a few hundred metres that’s free to fish for local residents. I’ve had some little wild brownies from here. Up stream from there it’s run by Portsmouth ex services fly fishing association. Long waiting list though.
    This was a few years ago so things may have changed.
     
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    Anyone go to broadlands?
     
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    Not far from Broadlands is Whinwhistle /woodlands fishery. They have roughly a mile of the river Blackwater available on a day ticket. I’ve not fished it yet only fished their still waters.
     
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    Thanks, I will call them to enquire
     
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    A lad that worked for me in Chandlers Ford used to fish Broadlands quite regularly for some of the big carp, but also had some respectable chub and pike from the trib' they've got off the River Test ... seem to remember him saying that the Blackwater stretch was quite limited and snaggy. They used to be very competitively priced, but have no idea what they are like these days ?
     
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